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The kettlebell marathon is one of the origins of kettlebell sport.


- Until 2010, it was considered more of a personal challenge than a competitive sport.

Today the popularity of kettlebell marathons is increasing around the world, and the IKMF is leading the way in standardizing rules and promoting competitions.


- Since 2020, IKMF has been open to other disciplines such as IKMF games (created by Stéphane Dauvergne, IKMF founder and president) and pentathlon (created by Valéry Fedorenko) in order to reach out a wider audience.

Now IKMF can be proposed competition from children (7 years) to senior (>70 years).


- Since 2021 due to the large number of events in competition IKMF has decided to divide its world championship into 2 parts:



 - first part in April: IKMF Games (only with 1 kettlebell) + Kettlebell Half Marathon (30 minutes) + Pentathlon with 2 kettlebells (2 kettlebells, 3 minutes per movement / 3 minutes rest). New for 2023.


- second part in November: IKMF games (with 2 kettlebells only) + Kettlebell marathon (60 minutes) + pentathlon with 1 kettlebell (classic)


- From January 1 , 2023


IKMF will award a belt (boxing or wrestling type belt) to the country that has won the most medals in the general team classification.

A cash prize will be offered, to the best in their category of body weight, movement, age and sex. During a draw which will be carried out the day before the competition, during the opening ceremony.




For non IKMF member countries


From January 1 , 2024


Following strong demand, a veteran category 2 will be open for the pentathlon, but no rank will be created for the year 2024, we are waiting to have more data for this. For the marathon and half marathon events (due to the lack of athletes on the podiums) the body weight categories will be merged if there are not at least 3 athletes per category, age and movement.

Creation of an IKMF certified coach section. So that athletes can find coaches specialized in IKMF events


- Annual registration for member countries: 120eu

- Document Rank and ikmf record: 15euro

- Judge's diploma: 15 euro

- Registration for the competition for one event: 75euro

- IKMF coach referral: 100 euros annually.


- IKMF No member Coutries

- Document Rank and ikmf record: 30 euro

- Judge's diploma: 30 euro

- Registration for the competition for one event: 130 euro

The main disciplines

Kettlebell Marathon

IKMF Games


The next international event

World Championships 2024

 See all the next events : International & National

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